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Alexandria Family Photographer | Grant’s First Christmas

2012-12-15_006Meet Baby Grant. He is 6 months old and the adorable son of my good friend, business partner and fellow teacher Tonya. I took Brad (her husband) and Tonya’s maternity pictures back in April at the Old Stone House in Washington, DC (a favorite spot of mine, as you can see) and a few weeks later, this little guy came around! Here he is… casually posing (and about to chew up) my felt gingerbread man ornament! Grant is a smart little cookie!

2012-12-15_005Due to the cold temps, I came to their house and hung out for the duration of the shoot. We did family shots indoors and outdoors: I love the outdoor one due to the abundance of the natural light and the wood on the shed in their backyard… we added a wreath and made the picture look rustic and “Christmasey”. Kona (the family’s chocolate lab) also joined us for some pictures!

2012-12-15_004A Baby’s First Christmas is always such a special and cherished moment in each child’s life. No matter which expression Grant has plastered on his face (and he seemed to know EXACTLY when I was going to push the shutter button and posed for that very moment). I felt extremely honored to have been a part of Grant’s first Christmas photos and to preserve memories to last a lifetime!


2012-12-15_002Coming to think of it, Grant looks very similar to my godson Tommaso (who lives in Italy), and is simply the sweetest baby I have ever met. What’s not to love about these precious baby moments, frozen in time and captured?

As I end this blog entry, I would like to thank Grant’s mommy Tonya for all her help in helping Laurentina Photography grow this past year! Tonya is a wonderful, caring person who never fails to encourage you, extend a helping hand and cheer you on in your many life endeavors. From searching for the “perfect” teaching job(s) to photography, business/marketing, traveling and even running… Tonya has been an awesome friend and I am even more honored to share her new adventure of motherhood together! Thank you, Tonya, for being YOU and for being so AWESOME at what you do!

Merry Christmas, one and all!


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